Season 14 of Ink Master will premiere on September 7 and will feature 10 favorite tattoo artists from past seasons. Dave Navarro, the previous host of the successful program, returns as the Master of Chaos and will bring unexpected and groundbreaking surprises into the fray.
The upcoming season of Ink Master will also feature tattoo industry veterans Ryan Ashley, Nikko Hurtado and Ami James as judges. These judges will give the candidates very difficult assignments that will test their ingenuity and accuracy. In addition, the top prize is a cash prize of $250,000.
According to the show’s official synopsis:
Ink Master contestants compete in a variety of tattoo challenges that not only test the artists’ technical talents, but also their creativity on the spot, as they must invent and execute a unique tattoo on command. Tattoo skills such as shadows, lines and proportions, and styles such as photorealism, tribal, American traditional and pin-up are part of the challenges.
Dave Navarro of Ink Master was fascinated by a guitar as a teenager.
Dave Navarro, 53, is an actor, singer, composer and guitarist. Born on June 7, 1967, Dave was fascinated by a guitar during his adolescence. This inspired him to enjoy a wide variety of musical genres. In 1986, he joined Jane’s Addiction on the recommendation of his childhood friend Stephen Perkins, who had just joined the same band. Navarro worked with the band for four studio albums and garnered much acclaim for his contributions. In fact, joining the well-known band was one of Dave’s professional highlights.
The guitarist was associated with three critically acclaimed albums with Jane’s Addiction, Jane’s Addiction (1987), Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990), which was also the band’s last production together. One of the main causes of the band’s breakup was the band’s drug addiction. In reality, Dave battled a heroin addiction after the divorce. The band broke up amicably in 1991, at the inaugural Lollapalooza event and at the peak of their career. Despite the fact that the band had disbanded, the Ink Master star continued to pursue his ambition.
He later joined other spin-off bands such as Deconstruction and The Panic Channel, and in 2001 released a solo album titled Trust No One. Additionally, while Navarro was a member of Deconstruction, he continued to collaborate with bassist Eric Avery and drummer Michael Murphey. However, he left the band after a few months.
After their split, Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1993 as a replacement for guitarist Jesse Tobias. However, he soon parted ways with the band. He worked with the band for one studio album, One Hot Minute (1995), before leaving in 1998 due to artistic differences. Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock and Andrea Richter produce Ink Master, while Donny Hugo Herran is responsible for production for MTV Entertainment Studios. On September 7, viewers will be able to watch the launch of Ink Master Season 14 on Paramount+.